Policeman, militant killed in gunbattle in J-K

A policeman and a militant were killed on Friday in an encounter in a forest area in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Updated: Oct 01, 2010, 18:40 PM IST

Srinagar: A policeman and a militant were
killed on Friday in an encounter in a forest area in Ganderbal
district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
The gunbattle broke out yesterday at Chak-Akhal, 45 kms
from here, when security forces launched a search operation
to track down hiding militants.
A policeman and an ultra were killed in the encounter
today, they said, adding the identity and group affiliation of
the slain militant could not be ascertained immediately as the
operation was still on.

Another policeman was injured in initial firefight last
evening and was undergoing treatment at Army`s base hospital
here, officials said.

PTI